CURRENT PROJECT: CHINATOWN WORKER STATUES
“Chinatown Worker Statues" is a project in the conceptual and early development stages. It has been awarded the "Public Art for Spatial Justice" grant from New England Foundation for the Arts (NEFA). When complete, it is to be 4 life-size bronze statues to be installed as permanent public art in prominent public spaces in Boston’s Chinatown. They are to commemorate and to pay tribute to workers who performed historically essential labor that provided livelihood in the Chinese immigrant community. The workers to be recognized are: a laundryman; a restaurant-worker; a garment-worker; and a grandmother carer for a child. The figures are currently being modeled at 40% life-size in clay. When completed, enlarged, and cast as bronze statues in public places, they will serve as the needed countervailing correctives to the missing diversity, equity and inclusion in much public art.